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Link About It: This Week's Picks

Opening Ceremony's patchwork-bright Tumi bags, Olympic design, a blog devoted to letterpress and wood type, and more

by Karen Day in Style on 12 February 2010

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1. Small Hand Foods All-natural Cocktail Mixers

Made in small batches by Bay Area bartender Jennifer Colliau, Small Hand Foods produces flavorful cocktail mixers using only the highest quality organic and natural ingredients. Goodlifer details her process of producing the mixers, which sell online or can be enjoyed at some of San Francisco's finest drinking establishments, like Alembic or Absinthe.

2. Director Sean Pecknold

One of the growing number of creative talents on the Cargo Collective community, Sean Pecknold works mostly as a director and animator of music videos and short films. The Seattle-based filmmaker, who goes by his studio pseudonym "Grandchildren," also showcases some of his graphic design and photography work.

3. End Grain

Started in August 2009, the excellent blog End Grain is dedicated to finding and aggregating the best examples of letterpress and wood type. The site also provides a helpful directory of links to letterpress-related shops on Etsy.

4. Galileo Telescope by Odoardo Fioravanti

To mark the 400th anniversary of Galilei's first telescope, Odoardo Fioravanti designed a functional telescope. The elegant combination of high performance optical technologies inside a minimal pale wooden exterior makes this a timeless reinvention.
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5. Luxirare Edible Crayons

Lost at E Minor points out fashion and food blog Luxirare's snacks based on color, a rainbow-hued set of beautifully nostalgic treats.

6. Delight Cloth

Transmaterial highlights a new Japanese light-emitting cloth created with optical fibers, perfect for use as a wall or ceiling installation.

7. Tumi x Opening Ceremony: Luggage and Accessories

Stocked in the newly-opened gift shop at the Ace Hotel NYC, Selectism showed off the collection of luggage and travel accessories designed by Opening Ceremony for Tumi. Each item in the candy-colored collection is a limited edition of 100.

8. Designing the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Fast Company recently rounded-up some the design surrounding the components, from Ralph Lauren uniforms to the Bombardier torch.

9. Brooklyn Typology: The Electronic Architecture of a Living City

Neil Freeman's meticulously organized photographs and data form a cohesive picture of Brooklyn's urban landscape, a project highlighted on Good.

10. Logorama Video Short

Gizmodo explains why the Oscar-nominated video short "Logorama" (since predictably removed from the web due to copyright issues) is the best movie this year. The leaked video parodies consumer culture, fitting 2500 logos into the 15-minute frame.

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